|The Night Before Christmas|
The Night Before Christmas. Here, just in time for Christmas is the Clement Wood poem as produced by the Edison Studios in 1908. It is backed mostly by old cylinder recordings from the same studio and period. It was kind of fun put them together...all from the Archive.
Keywords: Edison. Christmas; Santa; gifts; tree; silents; ab
|The Great Train Robbery 1903 - Edwin S. Porter Thomas A. Edison|
In this silent short, bandits rob the passengers on a train in this pioneering western. In 1903, an employee of Thomas Edison's motion picture company produced a movie with a story. It was called "The Great TrainRobbery." It told a simple story of a group of western criminals who steal money from a train. Later they are killed by a group of police in a gun fight. The movie was extremely popular. "The Great TrainRobbery" started the huge motion picture industry...
Keywords: robbery; edison; train; theft; steal
Downloads: 5,776 (1 review)
|Dream of A Rarebit Fiend|
This is the earliest version of this story. It was produced by the Edison Studios about 1908. There is a later version of this dream on the archive which features animation by the original author of the story, Windsor McCay
Keywords: high; silents; McCay; Edison
Downloads: 1,099 (1 review)
|Frankenstein - Thomas Edison|
This is Edison's COMPLETE 1910 silent Frankenstein film.
Keywords: Edison; Silent; Horror; Frankenstein
Downloads: 110,443 (18 reviews)
|Galveston Hurricane and Tidal Wave of 1900 - Paul Schumann|
At the first news of the disaster by cyclone and tidal wave that devastated Galveston on Saturday, Sept. 8th, 1900, we (Thomas Edison Films) equipped a party of photographers and sent them by special train to the scene of the ruins. Arriving at the scene of desolation shortly after the storm had swept over that city (September 24, 1900), our party succeeded, at the risk of life and limb, in taking about a thousand feet of moving pictures...
Keywords: Galveston; 1900; storm; hurricane; damage; Edison
This is the first version of the classic horror story. It came out of the Edison s studios in 1910
Keywords: horror. silents; Edison
|Jack and the Beanstalk 1902 - Thomas Alva Edison|
This one is a really old film. I remember that my grandfather had a copy of it, but it was lost years ago. He had some very sharp words about this "God" Edison.
Keywords: Rare films; Thomas Edison; Silver Screen; Rare movies
|Edison's Frankenstein- 100th anniversary - Geno Cuddy & Nico Boeston|
An updated reincarnation of Edison's classic from 1910, complete with a new rock soundtrack. CAST: Agustus Phillips- Mary Fuller- CHARLES OGLE
Keywords: Charles Ogle; Edison; Cuddy; 1910; Nico Boeston
|Faust and Marguerite - thomas edison|
From Edison films catalog: Marguerite is seated before the fireplace, Faust standing by her side. Mephistopheles enters and offers his sword to Faust, commanding him to behead the fair Marguerite. Faust refuses, whereupon Mephistopheles draws the sword across the throat of the lady and she suddenly disappears and Faust is seated in her place.
Keywords: thomas edison; faust and margueritte; early film
|Early Silent Films|
A selection of some of the earliest silent films. They are unidentified, but the first, The Car, looks like it came from Melies while the second, The Derby, is probably from the Lumiere Brothers. There is a paper print from Edison, and a very telling shot of Tsar Nicholas and entourage parading in front of the peasants in 1911. His days were numbered at that time.
Keywords: silents; edison; melies; fistory of film
Downloads: 9,088 (2 reviews)
|The Enchanted Drawing (1900) - Thomas Edison|
From Edison films catalog: Upon a large sheet of white paper a cartoonist is seen at work rapidly sketching the portrait of an elderly gentleman of most comical feature and expression. After completing the likeness the artist rapidly draws on the paper a clever sketch of a bottle of wine and a goblet, and then, to the surprise of all, actually removes them from the paper on which they were drawn and pours actual wine out of the bottle into a real glass...
Keywords: caricature; thomas edison; silent film; early film
Downloads: 2,701 (2 reviews)
|Sioux ghost dance - Thomas A. Edison, Inc.|
NOTES: Copyright: no reg. The Library of Congress Library is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17, U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the materials in the Inventing Entertainment: The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies. Licence: This media file is in the public domain because its copyright has expired. This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years...
Keywords: Sioux; ghost dance; 1894; Thomas A. Edison
|Dickson Experimental Sound Film|
This short film was a test for Edison's "Kinetophone" project, the first attempt in history to record sound and moving image in synchronization. This was an experiment by William Dickson to put sound and film together either in 1894 or 1895. Unfortunately, this experiment failed because they didn't understand synchronization of sound and film. The large cone on the left hand side of the frame is the "microphone" for the wax cylinder recorder (off-camera)...
Keywords: edison; movies; dickson; sound; synchronization; synch; Murch
Downloads: 18,339 (4 reviews)
|Edison's Frankenstein (Nico Boeston Soundtrack) - Geno Cuddy & Nico Boeston|
the 1910 silent horror classic with a new rock soundtrack that will appeal to to any horror buff or newbie to horror. CAST: Agustus Phillips Mary Fuller CHARLES OGLE
Keywords: Edison; Frankenstein; Charles Ogle; 1910; Nico; Cuddy; cuddy
This 1910 adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic tale was written and directed by J. Searle Dawley and produced at the Edison Studios in New York. You can find out more about Frankenstein at A Passion For Horror.
Keywords: frankenstein; 1910; edison studios; Searle Dawley; mary shelley
|The enchanted drawing 1900 - Thomas A Edison Inc producer J Stuart Blackton Albert E Smith - www.act1nowplaying.com|
The enchanted drawing 1900 - Thomas A Edison Inc producer J Stuart Blackton Albert E Smith
Keywords: The enchanted drawing; 1900; Thomas A Edison; www.act1nowplaying.com